Film Office Resources

Filming Code of Practice

The Code of Practice references the statutory obligations to which all those engaged in filming in Manchester must adhere to. The objective of the Code of Practice is to make Manchester a film-friendly city for all.

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Apply for a Film Permit

If you are seeking permission to film in Manchester then please visit our dedicated permit page where you will find all the necessary information to make an application.

filming drone UAV guidelines manchester

Camera Drone Guidelines

The document is intended to set out the general guidelines relating to the use of drones for commercial filming activity. Productions wishing to film with these types of equipment should always employ an approved drone operator.

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Night Filming Guidelines

To create a positive filming environment in residential and commercial areas requires effective consultation and planning with all those directly affected by the activity. Please read our guidelines for filming during unsociable hours.

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